Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
's the sense that the environment as turned against western companies which is something lot seeing and hearing a about? >> we heard anecdotal reports of concern in that. western companies o be active in china and here's an ongoing dialogue on how to make that best happen ithout undue barriers or discrimination. >> europe can make dc look functional, someone joked today. there a real sense that a trade deal could happen in the climate in america? is there a political will? >> there's a lot of political ill to move forward with the transalantic trade investment partnership. it's a key part of how they view their growth strategy going opening hat they see exports, a reasing key part of enhancing their international competitiveness as well. t's been the evolution of certain sectors in the last 10, 5 years and certain procedural elements, the lisbon treaty and other innovations that create ore of an opportunity now to get this done than ever before. it doesn't mean it's not going to be hard. ut there are a number of difficult, outstanding issues. we see issues in different ways that we'